Donald Trump insists there is 'no chaos in the White House' after tumultuous week

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The US president today insisted there was no chaos in his White House after a tumultuous week of infighting and political turmoil.

Donald Trump rattled off a list of apparent successes in one of his signature Twitter outbursts in response to fears his administration is plagued with difficulty.

He wrote: “Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!”

Last week the president’s chief of staff Reince Priebus was ousted after new communications director Anthony Scaramucci launched a foul-mouthed tirade in which he called his colleague a “f***cking paranoid schizophrenic”.

In the interview with the New Yorker, Mr Scaramucci also said of Mr Trump’s chief strategist: “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c***.”

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The internal sniping has come amid rising global tensions, with North Korea launching a ballistic missile test, and policy hurdles back home as Senate Republicans struggle to overhaul America’s healthcare law.

Former secretary of homeland security John Kelly replaced Mr Priebus as White House chief of staff on Monday.

His success will depend on how much authority he is granted and whether Mr Trump’s duelling aides will put aside their rivalries to work together.

It is also unclear whether a new chief of staff will have any influence over the president’s social media use.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was removed from the campaign in June 2016, said on NBC’s Meet The Press that he expected Mr Kelly would “restore order to the staff” but also stressed that Mr Trump was unlikely to change his style.

“I say you have to let Trump be Trump. That is what has made him successful over the last 30 years. That is what the American people voted for,” Mr Lewandowski said.

“And anybody who thinks they’re going to change Donald Trump doesn’t know Donald Trump.”

Additional reporting by PA


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